I have a mid-2012 Retina Pro (loaded: 16GB RAM, 768GB SSD, etc.), with annoying heat issues.
Whenever I'm doing anything GPU-intensive (games or CUDA simulations), after about 30 minutes, the chassis gets extremely hot (enough so that my hands sweat if hovering over the keyboard or typing) and the app in question either crashes with an exception, or silently exits. Of course, before that happens, the fans are running full speed.
(In this case, under Windows 7 via rEFInd.)
The game in question is Portal, which runs fine at full speed and resolution on this machine (not unexpected since the game is several years old), at least until it exits.
I'm guessing this is due to the video driver terminating the application to prevent damage to the machine, but I can't be sure.
Occasionally, even if not running that type of app - say, browsing the web or word processing - the machine will get very hot and the fans will kick in.
- Is this typical behavior for this machine, or something wrong with this particular unit?
- I've read that the cooling system has been redesigned in the new models. Is it effective enough to prevent these issues?
(Under OSX, I have the same issue on anything that requires the discrete GPU.)
- Model MacBookPro10,1 (15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display)
- Nvidia GT650M
- 16GB RAM
- 768GB SSD